If tamping down expectations is any part of the narrative coming from the Nuggets organization prior to, and during, this season, it will be as difficult a task as they’ve had to undertake. The buzz around these Nuggets is the highest it’s been in at least five years, going all the way back to 2012-13,
Last Season: Monte Morris was one of the premier point guards in the Big 12, starring for Iowa State as a senior. He averaged 16.4 points, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from the 3-point line and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. Those stats earned
Last season: Torrey Craig stood out as one of the best players in the Australian NBL, playing for the Brisbane Bullets. There, he averaged 15.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, shooting 48.8 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from the 3-point line and 74 percent from the free throw line. Craig was
The Denver Nuggets have re-signed center Mason Plumlee to a multi-year contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Acquired in a trade with Portland on February 13th, Plumlee, 6-11, 245, appeared in 27 games for Denver in 206-17, averaging 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.10 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game.
Last Season: As the starting power forward for the Atlanta Hawks, Millsap averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game on his way to earning a fourth-consecutive All-Star nod. Millsap shot 44.2 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from the 3-point line, and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The
ESPN is up to 11 and Sports Illustrated has released their top 100 players headed into the 2017-18 season and two Nuggets come in above the 30 line. Free agent signee Paul Millsap comes in at 27 while Nikola Jokić makes a huge leap from 42 last offseason to 16 now on ESPN. Millsap holds
This September, NBA Cares and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership are partnering to help spread the word about the positive effects of mentoring and the importance of recruiting new mentors. Former Nuggets player and current community ambassador Ervin Johnson has been traveling through the greater Denver area over the course of the past week to
ESPN and Sports Illustrated have weighed in on their top 100 NBA players headed into the 2017-18 season and both publications are taking note of Gary Harris’ potential. ESPN has Harris coming in at 90 while Sports Illustrated views him more favorably at 56. Despite staying under the radar, Harris is poised for a breakout.
Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried joined Kreckman & Harris of Altitude 950 to discuss his upcoming Slam Dunk Against Lupus event on September 23rd, roster changes, and trade rumors. Faried’s mother has battled the disease and the Nuggets forward wanted to shed light on what can be done. “She overcame it and fought,” he said
Stan, Ann, Whitney and Josh Kroenke – on behalf of their sports organizations and business entities – are donating $1 million to Red Cross relief efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. “Our family’s thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Ann Walton Kroenke. The Red Cross Disaster Responder